The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) held its annual video game awards show last night, despite not mentioning “video games” in its name. Maybe it should be renamed BAFTVGA.
The event, which took place at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London, was mostly dominated by God of War, which won five awards, but a couple of free-to-play games also walked away with some hardware. Notably, Fortnite: Battle Royale won the prize for Best Evolving Game, and Old School RuneScape was a winner in the EE Mobile Game of the Year category.
That second award was voted on by fans, of which RuneScape has more than a few. Even so, it beat out some pretty hardcore competition, including Fortnite, Pokémon Go, Clash Royale, Roblox, and Brawl Stars. Jagex CEO Phil Mansell called the victory “astounding recognition by our players” while calling out the six and a half million players who have downloaded the game since its launch in September.
You can view a full list of the BAFTA Award winners here.